James W. “Walt” Vaughn, 88, of Orefield, formerly of Blossburg, Tioga County, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Uarda V. (Scaife) Vaughn. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last April 6.
Born in Charleston Township, Tioga County, March 2, 1924, Walt was the son of the late William Curtis and Esther (Jones) Vaughn. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II with a rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was employed as a carpenter at the former J.P. Ward Foundry, Inc. in Blossburg for 34 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Blossburg.
Walt's memberships and accomplishments include, a Life Member of the DAV, a member of the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post # 354, Allentown, a life member of VFW Post # 8730, Blossburg, a 50 year member and twice Past Master of the Bloss Lodge # 350, F. & A.M., a member of the Valley of Williamsport Consistory and the Rajah Shrine, Reading. An avid outdoorsman, he was a life member of the Copeechan Fish & Game Club, Schnecksville, an honorary member of the Guthsville Rod & Gun Club and a life member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, Blossburg.
Survivors: In addition to his wife, Uarda; sons, James R. Vaughn and his wife, Jane, of Bath, Dr. Robert W. Vaughn and his wife, Lisa, of New Tripoli; sisters, Mildred E. Scaife of Horseheads, NY, Ruth E. Berguson of Arnot; grandchildren, Jessica, James R. II, Elizabeth and Amy; great granddaughters, Rebecka and Sarah; predeceased by brothers, Donald M. Vaughn and Edward W. Vaughn.
Services: A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with visitation periods from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, DAV, and/or Fellowship Community all in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.